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Makoto Japanese Steak House

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297 State Highway 72 W, Manahawkin, NJ 08050
+1 609-978-9986
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:30
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

The bento boxes are always great and a wonderful value! Their edamame appetizer is healthy and fresh. Ahi tuna is superbly fresh. Great green tea. The owner makes rounds to check on things. He also owns Tan's, the Chinese restaurant next door.

Thank Susan F
Forked River, New Jersey
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We come here as a group of girls from work and bring our wine and get entertained and in turn entertain the chef. They are creative and keep things upbeat and play along. The food is excellent and plentiful. Love, love, love coming here. There is a little area to the side where you can order without hibachi. We have... More 

Thank Barbara B
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

A definate yes if the words leave my lips to go to Makoto. The chefs always change it up a bit although the food is so good the show is just an added benefit to the meal you are about to eat. The sushi is always fresh and delicious, the meat is lean and cooked just the way you like... More 

Thank Susan H
West Creek, New Jersey
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

It's great fun to sit around the hibachi tables with a group of family or friends. The chefs make it fun. The waitstaff could be better. My sushi was served without chopsticks. It took forever to get the attention of any employee. I still had to wait another five minutes before someone brought me a pair. Similar experience with asking... More 

Thank Ginamarie_Miley
Manahawkin, NJ
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173 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

So, we started to eat and I forgot to take pictures of the main course because it was so good and we were starving! My bad.

Thank qtdesignz
Manahawkin, New Jersey
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Had a nice anniversary meal. Our first time here and we will go back. We had the Hibachi dinner which included soup (very tasty), salad. We also ordered dinosaur egg which are fried oysters for a appy. Hubby got the steak and chicken and I got the Filet and Shrimp. It was prepared the way we like our meat med... More 

Thank Mary Ann B
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Very quick friendly service. Exceptionally consistent quality food. Lunchbox meals are a great value!

Thank Susan F
United States
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Really enjoyed their grilled steak even better than the filet.. The food was well prepared and tasted authentically Japanese. Just wish the place was updated... looks a little old and worn.

Thank Angela J
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84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

great family fun, superb staff, super friendly, good portions, not a sushi lover but grill food excellent, chefs fabulous with kids.

Thank 424barnesk
Waretown, New Jersey
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136 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

I've been frequenting this place since it opened. I left the area for 5 years and came back surprised that it was still there and prospering. We went again recently and the sushi selection has greatly improved. They continue to get creative and the prices remain on par with other sushi restaurants in our area. We typically have gone here... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 297 State Highway 72 W, Manahawkin, NJ 08050
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Manahawkin
  • Phone Number: +1 609-978-9986

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?